Sunday, April 06, 2008

Whipped Honey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting and Vintage Deer Toppers

So this post is mostly about promotion, but not all about self promotion. I posted some pictures on flickr of the vintage deer cupcake toppers I have for sale at my etsy store sticking out of the most amazing honey cupcakes that are perfect for Spring! But I promised a post on the food blog about it, so here goes.

The honey cake is exactly like a sponge cake, it is extremely light and airy, not at all dense. The honey provides a serious sweetness that doesn't overpower the delicacy of the cake, and I absolutely adored the cream cheese frosting, I could eat it on anything from cupcakes to toast (or straight out of the mixer)! It's sooo good. I will say, you must have an affinity for honey to truly enjoy these delicious little beauties, and I do. When I was a little girl I adored Winnie the Pooh, and decided one day that I too would eat only honey straight out of the honey bear. Needless to say, even as a sugar fiend youngster, more than a teaspoon of straight honey was just too much for me, much to my disappointment. However, I remain an avid honey lover, I enjoy it more than sugar in many things including tea and whipped cream. I think it's sweet enough to replace sugar but has a kind of comfort and warmth to it, it's almost like a little ray of sunshine in your mouth. So honey + cupcakes is genius in my book.

Chockylit's Cupcake Bakeshop was the first food related blog I ever came across, years ago, when my cupcake obsession began. She's a real inspiration for me. I adore her creativity and originality. She's not afraid to experiment and I admire her for that. This honey cake recipe is one of hers so I'm going to direct you to her site to check it out:
http://www.cupcakeblog.com/
Look around, you won't be disappointed, her photography is exquisite.

I thought this recipe would be the perfect base for the adorable little vintage deer cupcake toppers I made. I originally wanted to frost a barely light blue base with a white rose on top of each cupcake, but cream cheese frosting is just not stiff enough to make roses with, so shells it was. And I'm very pleased the way these turned out, I think the cupcakes compliment the toppers very well.

Here is a link to a video from Wilton that will show you what you need and how to make shells (they are extremely easy, and oh-so pretty):

http://www.wilton.com/decorating/basic/shell_video_5k.cfm

I hope these links give you some inspiration on the slightly cool (at least here in the Northwest) Spring Sunday afternoon!

5 comments:

Rosie said...

Oh don't these look wonderful and what cute deer toppers!! Lovely post :)

Rosie x

Test Kitchen Recipes said...

Those look so cute.

mika said...

Help! I cannot find the recipe for "Whipped Honey Cupcakes" that you mentioned in your blog on the link that you credited. The cupcakes sounded perfect for a "Pooh Party" my son wants to have - he requested "honey cake" but like you the taste of real honey was not what he imagined.
Can you set me in the right direction? -- I have to make 60 honey cupcakes by next Tuesday -- (Pooh"s birthday you know).

missmallory said...

Mika,

The cupcake recipe can be found in the post titled "It Has Begun", here is the URL:

http://asofainthekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/11/it-has-begun.html

The only difference in that recipe is that I added toasted sesame seeds.

For the complete recipe, including a honey cream cheese frosting check out Cherly Porro (chockylit's) Cupcake Blog, same thing, just don't add the nuts if you don't want them in the batter:

http://cupcakeblog.com/?p=103

Hope that guides you in the right direction! Great idea, and have fun making so many lovely cupcakes! What a lucky son!

Sprinkles said...

Fantastic cupcakes, so pretty as well as a yummy sounding recipe. I have featured these in our post about honey cupcakes on Party Cupcake Ideas.